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The Australian Government Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability began proceedings this week in Brisbane.

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Japan is remarkable in the way it marries the contradictions of modern cutting edge technology and historical cultural significance together. Distinct natural beauty, sites of ancient significance and modernity exist side by side. 

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Most children have fond memories of a school or another camp. Not to mention life lessons, tall tales, mischief, and dirty clothes. It is an experience of a lifetime. We discuss some of the camps available to children with a disability. 

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A delegation of people with disability from across Australia has travelled to Geneva, Switzerland this week to report on the rights and outcomes for Australians with a disability to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which Australia ratified in 2008.

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Dawn* was convinced there were people coming to steal her belongings, so after dinner when her husband Bill* was settled in the lounge room dozing in front of the television, she made her move.

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Yesterday, a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) was published which discusses the health, well-being, employment, education and social inclusiveness and connectedness of people with disability living in Australia today.

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More than 40 disability organisations across Australia have endorsed a Joint Position Statement from the Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) Australia, which calls on the NDIA “to develop a comprehensive sexuality policy to continue reasonable and necessary support for sexual expression through NDIS funding”. 

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Most Australians prefer to die at home, but few adequately plan for it. Consequently, just one in seven dies at home. Some say they will make plans “when the need arises”. But what if you have a heart attack, go into a coma, have a stroke, or develop dementia before having shared your thoughts?

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According to the Salvation Army’s financial counselling service, people aged 55 and over are requesting assistance and advice when they experience difficulties with their finances. Credit card debt is a major problem with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) noting that nearly 2 million Australians are affected.

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Old Dubbo Gaol, a tourist attraction located in Macquarie Street, Dubbo, in Central NSW has begun doing Sensory-Friendly Sunday. It is each Sunday from 8 am – 9 am.